Parque Provincial Aconcagua, Mendoza

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Parque Provincial Aconcagua provides the perfect setting for an excursion into pristine nature. With features like snowcapped mountains, glaciers, and rivers, the park encompasses all the natural beauties of the Andean landscape. Condors are some of the park's most famous inhabitants, and seeing one gliding through the air is certain to make the day for any nature lover. The park can be easily reached from Mendoza, which means that you can visit on a daytrip or stay for several days at one of several designated camping areas. Before you head to Los Penitentes, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Los Penitentes tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Los Penitentes has to offer, including Parque Provincial Aconcagua.
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  • A place that you can not let go! You are amazed with the paisaje.les recommend close your eyes and listen to the sounds of nature. Is really relaxing
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  • It is one of the most beautiful places of the Argentina. No doubt feels the immensity of our Cordillera de los Andes. You should be prepared to protect themselves from the Sun and wind; irrespective of how the climate elsewhere in Mendoza, Uspallata, it can be in the mountains can be very different. Is leaves the auto in the entrance to the Park and is still the trails to foot.
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  • A must for anyone who passes through the Andes, even if it's to make the mini tour (free). Recommend!
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  • Entry to the protected area that surrounds Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas. There are various trails you can walk here between 40 minutes and 2 hours that take you to a vantage point for some great photo opportunities of the mountain. There are buses that go here from Mendoza (see the park website) but it's far easier to get there in your own or a shared car. On the way from Mendoza you also pass through Uspallata (where 7 Years in Tibet was filmed) and the Puente del Inca natural bridge as well as a tiny ski resort with a rickety ski lift that can take you a bit higher up on to the mountain side if you want. The park closes an hour before sundown and all visitors must check in at the visitor center near the entrance and buy a ticket there.
  • Starting point for trek to Aconcagua Base Camp aka Plaza de Mulas.
  • Excellent! I went in late June and see the cross of the entrance to the park along with todaaaaa snow in the surrounding area and the Sun was spectacular! Even though I was only at the entrance of the Park it was majestic to watch that show.
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  • Very enigmatic place, really cool this park.
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  • Very nice place
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